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Dafydd Wood - Events and Community Outreach Coordinator in Manchester

Dafydd, a Vermont-transplant from Louisiana by way of Austin, is the events manager for Northshire's Manchester location. He has happily found a new use for his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (on international interdisciplinary modernism). His tastes run arch and snooty from early 20th century culture generally to contemporary avant garde classical music, from Ethiopian Jazz and Afrobeat to historical materialism, art criticism, and poetics. He likes to read modernism (not so much the post-), history, travel literature, classics, poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, and essays. He also likes his wife (a midwife), his kids (two of whom are picture here), cooking, beer, B-movies, art, and nature.

The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings by Geoff Dyer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374605568
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 3rd, 2022

Geoff Dyer, the author of always engaging books on all kinds of topics that never fit easily into a category or genre, returns with this study ostensibly on “late style.” His references and subjects range from tennis to Beethoven, from JMW Turner to Bob Dylan, from lecturing on Jazz at Burning Man to unsuccessfully taking DMT at Joshua Tree. The Last Days of Roger Federer and Other Endings is built from small sections of prose usually no more than a page that follow a pattern of one topic gradually shifting into the next which might not outwardly seem connected until Dyer brilliantly makes his point clear. Structured along threads like tennis (both the pros and his own avid playing), Nietzsche, Philip Larkin’s poetry, the effects of Covid, Jazz, almost confrontationally “interdisciplinary,” The Last Days of Roger Federer offers a bounty of riches and meditations from one of our most talented critics. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern by Mary Beard - Book Review

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Published: Princeton University Press - October 12th, 2021

The brilliant Mary Beard's Twelve Caesars examines both how autocratic rule was presented contemporaneously in the visual rhetoric of Ancient Rome (Julius Caesar was literally the first person to come up with putting a ruler's face on the coinage; each emperor exporting his visage in mass production throughout the empire) and how the images of Roman emperors have been consistently used from the Middle Ages to the present in not only art but also in more maligned genres like engraving, plateware, chair backing, political caricatures of a politician with lyre and flames in the background etc. Beard moves from the Roman biographer and gossip Suetonius and the ancient anonymous portrait busts of emperors and “emperors” to Medieval stained glass, from Titian & Rubens to the reception of particular works (a massive “imperial” sarcophagus in which Andrew Jackson refused to be buried), to the African-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis. Twelve Caesars is as much about Roman emperors as it is about the history and practice of identifying or misidentifying them, about how their iconography has lasted two millennia, and how they mean power. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


March Bookseller Bookchat

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Notes on an Execution: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow - January 25th, 2022

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Ghosts: A novel Cover Image
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Published: Knopf - August 3rd, 2021

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Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Cult Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow - November 30th, 2021

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Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

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The Survivors: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Doubleday - October 5th, 2021

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 17th, 2022

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Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

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The Maid: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2022

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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2022

Lost And Found Cover Image
By Kate Banks, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator)
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Published: Clarion Books - February 22nd, 2022

Acorn Was a Little Wild Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator)
$17.99
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

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Published: Penguin Teen - September 14th, 2021

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Certain Dark Things: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 7th, 2021

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The Archer Cover Image
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 7th, 2021

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Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk Cover Image
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Published: Counterpoint - March 8th, 2022

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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 17th, 2022

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The Kaiju Preservation Society Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - March 15th, 2022

The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

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Published: Princeton University Press - October 12th, 2021

The Twilight World by Werner Herzog - Book Review

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By Werner Herzog, Michael Hofmann (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780593490266
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Published: Penguin Press - June 14th, 2022

Acclaimed director Werner Herzog’s debut novel takes as its subject a quintessentially Herzogian character–Hiroo Onoda. At the end of WWII in 1945, Onoda was ordered to defend a small island in the Philippines. He was in the jungle there for 29 years. Surreal, tragic, Onoda’s single-mindedness earns its place alongside Herzog’s other protagonists’ obsessions and long pyrrhic battles with “nature’s sublime indifference.” ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Northshire Presents Book Picks for Educators

 

Northshire's team of expert children's booksellers will share their selections for some of the best books for preschoolers, children and teens - great titles that you can use in your classroom or library.

The Iroquois Reading Council will join us to certify professional development credit for New York State educators.

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Better Place Cover Image
By Duane Murray, Shawn Daley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094955
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - October 26th, 2021

Hooky Cover Image
$12.99
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Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2021

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By James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas (Illustrator)
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Published: BOOM! Box - May 11th, 2021

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$14.99
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Published: First Second - September 29th, 2020

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By Eric Grissom, Will Perkins (Illustrator)
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Published: Dark Horse Books - June 8th, 2021

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Green Arrow: Stranded Cover Image
By Brendan Deneen, Bell Hosalla (Illustrator)
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Published: DC Comics - March 8th, 2022

Nubia: Real One Cover Image
By L. L. McKinney, Robyn Smith (Illustrator)
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Published: DC Comics - February 23rd, 2021

Odessa Cover Image
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Published: Oni Press - November 10th, 2020

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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Mister Miracle: The Great Escape Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Daniel Isles (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781779501257
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Published: DC Comics - January 25th, 2022

Love in the Library Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204308
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Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2022

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The Gold Leaf Cover Image
By Kirsten Hall, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592702145
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 2nd, 2017

Something Good Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759557420
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780358172383
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Published: Versify - January 25th, 2022

Mr. Watson's Chickens Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Andrea Tsurumi (Illustrator)
$17.99
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 5th, 2021

The Katha Chest Cover Image
By Radhiah Chowdhury, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665903905
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 1st, 2022

I Am the Subway Cover Image
By Kim Hyo-Eun, Deborah Smith (Translator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781950354658
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Published: Scribble Us - August 3rd, 2021

Outside Art Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735264199
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Published: Tundra Books - January 5th, 2021

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Calvin Cover Image
By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593108673
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

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Show Me a Sign (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) Cover Image
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Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781499810646
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Published: Yellow Jacket - May 4th, 2021

Dear Beast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823448432
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Published: Holiday House - January 5th, 2021

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Cornbread & Poppy (Cornbread and Poppy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780759554863
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Fox at Night (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062977076
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 2nd, 2021

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Wishes Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338305890
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

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The Midnight Fair Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536211153
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Published: Candlewick - February 2nd, 2021

The Supernatural Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335424877
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Published: Inkyard Press - February 1st, 2022

The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062911001
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

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Big Apple Diaries Cover Image
By Alyssa Bermudez, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250774286
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 17th, 2021

Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Illustrated Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
By Tim Marshall, Grace Easton (Illustrator), Jessica Smith (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781615198474
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Published: The Experiment - November 30th, 2021

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Published: Neal Porter Books - February 1st, 2022

The Blackbird Girls Cover Image
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Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2021

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536215526
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

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Gallant Cover Image
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 1st, 2022

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Ain't Burned All the Bright Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

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